High visibility police patrols are being carried out at a Northamptonshire hospital following two robberies in the hospital’s car park over the past two days.
At about 1.40pm yesterday, a man left Kettering General Hospital and walked to his car. When he got into the vehicle, an unknown man got into the passenger seat and stole money from him.
Just before noon today, a member of hospital staff was also robbed and assaulted as they walked to their car. His injuries were serious, but not life-threatening.
Detective Sergeant Paul Powell, who is leading the investigation into the two incidents, said officers believed they were linked.
He said: “These are highly unusual offences, but we have implemented high visibility patrols at the hospital to reassure both members of the public and hospital staff.
“We would also appeal for anyone who has any information about either of these two incidents to contact us as soon as possible.”
The man who carried out the first robbery is described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5ft 10in, slim, with a gaunt face and a long nose. He had short black hair and was wearing multi-coloured trainers and a blue tracksuit jacket featuring the logo ‘T60’.
The man in the second robbery was also described as being in his late 20s or early 30s, between 6ft and 6ft 5in and clean shaven. He was wearing a cream top which was zipped up to the top.